How to Remove “runmsi.exe”

What is runmsi.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, runmsi.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Run Program Executable and it belongs to product Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default.
runmsi.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after runmsi.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with runmsi.exe malware?

If your system is affected by runmsi.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:

  • runmsi.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Windows\System32, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove runmsi.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove runmsi.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 01 January 2012 at 11:31 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable f62e07f51e928f3f
1f9dfa742cd9141d
603bbe01
fe46f00d8344ae6d
4b57061ee4d017e6
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 8.0.4506.3
0
(WAPRTM.00
4506-0030)
8.0.4506.3
0
Russian Federation N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable e16d2b26a3a0bdcb
d08719547be6cddb
ca51072f
42780e4094c3133a
72d41b22df356fd5
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 8.0.50727.
42
(RTM.05072
7-4200)
8.0.50727.
42
India N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable dde5b9a19da0c088
8e170c8449ecc853
2325802b
d7f64476445726f4
cf8b476df9e8b41f
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.nw
No 8.0.4506.3
0
(WAPRTM.00
4506-0030)
8.0.4506.3
0
Russian Federation N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable eb99798f7ada6a45
80f2bfaca6de688c
0ededf4c
db60ef19d24f9f5c
1a766f9c83fa042a
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 8.0.4506.3
0
(WAPRTM.00
4506-0030)
8.0.4506.3
0
Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 22 November 2008 at 7:02 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 254e114445cfda6e
f38be380acc57489
a7cdcd45
285f2e259aaa2ba1
222e40190ae69414
No N/A N/A 198.20.167.84/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable a782e27ffbf62383
e20aaebb8ca8de03
713eaaf7
bf88e34c3d671dfc
e8bab21d806c5abd
Yes 8.0.4506.3
0
(WAPRTM.00
4506-0030)
8.0.4506.3
0
10.224.1.63/32
3 N/A Executable 5cc1c54feba1af6a
4cfe9f481b8e39f1
d18147f7
be7f0006eb7a47c5
566fc0ad56e74669
Yes N/A N/A 10.108.51.119/32
4 N/A Executable be92abfdff2c5862
9ea9380b6c082613
c07c04ca
e1470947c38fd5f1
16dc955b75ff11c9
Yes N/A N/A United States
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